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Guyana Politics: Whither Independence – commentary

Whither Independence

May 21, 2019 –Columnists,– Kaieteur News Peeping Tom 

Sunday May 26, 2019 is Independence Day. It has been fifty-three years since Guyana attained its instruments of independence from Great Britain.

During the fight for Independence, the British were reviled. They were accused of all manner of things. Yet in the early days after Independence, Guyana found comfort operating with a Westminster political system.

Then suddenly there was an aborted uprising in Trinidad which sent shivers down the spine of Forbes Burnham 

It was only then that he realized that the system of foreign ownership of the commanding heights of the economy was not bringing benefits to the average man.        Continue reading

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